Post # 1
I am having an outdoor reception in April, and there will be an underground swimming pool in the middle of my reception. Any ideas on how I could decorate the pool??
Thanks! Look forward to hearing all of your creative ideas.
Post # 3
What time is your reception? Will it be dark outside? If so, the obvious answer is floating candles.
Post # 4
Floating wreaths, lighting along the edge. Depending on what the pool looks like, it might not need any decorations…sometimes the reflection is cool enough.
Here’s a pretty picture:
I don’t pity the person who has to clean it up though.
Lighting in the water might be a cool effect also (and easier to clean) depending on the time of day the reception is and if it’s dark by then.
Post # 5
Thanks! I love the idea of all the flowers in the pool, but like you said, clean up would not be fun. 🙂
I thought about doing floating candles, but all I can seem to find are little candles. If I use those, how many should I use for a medium sized pool? Should I cover the pool with 100 candles, or would I be better off trying to find 6 or 8 larger candles?
It will be dark out during the reception. FYI..my colors are pink and black.
Post # 6
I would use a lot of little ones. I imagine the effect is to mimick fireflies over the water. Just a couple of big ones wouldn’t do that.
Post # 7
Or if you wanted different height candles, you could float the candles on small boards. I think the key is to have a something to bring them back to the edge of the pool, so no one has to go in to get them.
Amount? I’d say more is better than less for the full effect. If you have a small amount, it might appear random or they might all hang out at one end of the pool. A test run wouldn’t hurt depending on the burn time for each candle. That way you can visualize it.
Post # 8
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I think whatever you decide to do can be pretty easily cleaned up if you bring along a pool strainer or whatever those nets are that you use to scoop leaves from your pool, so dont limit yourself because cleanup might be hard! I love the idea of small floating candles.